Affordable Online PhD Programs in Engineering

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The average tuition charged by schools around the country that have online PhD in engineering programs is $12,776 yearly. There has been a 22% increase in the average tuition over the past few years. At these online schools the average tuition per year in 2007 was $10,471.

Online doctorate degree program in engineering colleges and universities are sometimes called Engineering Sciences colleges and universities. The range of tuition at colleges offering online engineering programs at the doctoral level is shown in the following chart. Tuition is shown from the most to least expensive colleges and universities.

Tuition Level Number of Schools
Cheapest 13
Low cost 13
Average cost 13
Most expensive 13

At the high end, schools with online PhD in engineering programs charge students more than $11,648 in tuition annually. On the other end of the spectrum, tuition at the cheapest schools is in the range of $3,044 to $5,452 annually. Florida, Idaho, North Carolina, Utah, and Virginia are home to the most inexpensive accredited online engineering doctorate degree program schools.

  • PhD in Computer Engineering
  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • PhD in Engineering – Industrial Engineering
  • PhD in Engineering
  • PhD in Electrical Engineering
  • PhD in Engineering – Civil Engineering

In 2011, an estimated 26% of engineering graduates with PhD from online colleges across the country earned credentials from these cheap programs. Therefore, of the 1,355,467 graduates from around the US, 356,858 are from the most inexpensive schools. Between 2006 and 2011, the number of engineering graduates with doctorate degree programs from the least expensive online colleges has increased by 31,989 graduates yearly, while the percentage of graduates from these colleges has decreased.

Other somewhat more costly online engineering doctoral program colleges charge a yearly tuition in the range of $5,461 to $7,793. Roughly 13 of the 52 online schools that have PhD in engineering programs in the US charge tuition in this range.

A reported 22.6%, or 306,944 of the nation’s engineering PhD level graduates earned their degrees and certificates from these affordable online programs in 2011. A short 5 years prior, in 2006, only 285,362 students earned credentials from these colleges and universities. This is a 8% increase in the number of students graduating from these reasonably priced online schools.

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1. University of North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina $3,044 $14,091
2. University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida $3,347 $18,089
3. University of Florida Gainesville, Florida $3,530 $24,746
4. Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia $3,763 $14,155
5. University of Idaho Moscow, Idaho $3,874 $11,592
6. Utah State University Logan, Utah $4,047 $13,031
7. Texas A & M University Kingsville, Texas $4,066 $12,221
8. New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico $4,128 $15,408
9. North Carolina State University at Raleigh Raleigh, North Carolina $4,853 $17,388
10. University of South Florida Tampa, Florida $5,124 $15,933
11. Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colorado $5,256 $21,366
12. Texas A & M University College Station, Texas $5,297 $19,727
13. University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, Mississippi $5,452 $13,408
14. Mississippi State University Mississippi State, Mississippi $5,461 $13,801
15. North Dakota State University Fargo, North Dakota $5,639 $15,055
16. University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota $5,652 $15,091
17. University of Alabama Birmingham, Alabama $5,806 $13,198
18. University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska $5,948 $17,648
19. Iowa State University Ames, Iowa $6,102 $17,668
20. George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia $6,320 $23,084

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